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Paint the darker areas of the background with transparent glazes. Add highlights with heavy coats of light-coloured paint. The dark colours will recede, giving your painting another aspect of realism. html If you enjoyed painting with oil paints, this website will give you more tips and tricks. html How do you choose the right oil paints? Check out this website and find out! html Learn more about one of the artists featured in this book – Pablo Picasso – on this website. Author bio Mari Bolte is an author of children’s books and a lover of art.

4 Paint the dark background colours. 5 Paint the background shapes and colours of the fruit and vegetables. Funny foods Arcimboldo began painting food around the time Christopher Columbus reached America. Foods never before seen, such as sweetcorn and aubergine, were sent to Europe. Artists were hired to visually record these new finds. Follow Arcimboldo’s lead and paint foods unfamiliar to you. 30 6 Add highlights and shadows to make your fruit look round. Layers of glaze will help the food jump off the page.

30 6 Add highlights and shadows to make your fruit look round. Layers of glaze will help the food jump off the page. 7 Experiment with texture. Try to give your painting the same textures as the real food. Focus on finishing each piece individually before starting the next. Layers of colour Lots of layers are key to this project. Although a potato is “brown,” it is many different shades of brown. Pay attention to how the light bounces off each piece of food. Soften hard lines with glazes to make fruit look ripe.

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